NextGen: Transatlantic Initiative Launch

January 26, 2022  • NextGen Network

The deeply rooted transatlantic relationship now faces old and new challenges. With rising autocracy, growing economic insecurity, climate threats, and the rapid development of technology, what is the transatlantic relationship’s role in mitigating these challenges?

The International Partners, with support from Microsoft, convened the NextGen Network of millennials and Generation Z, from across the United States and Europe, for a deep dive on these questions and others. The group concluded that strengthening democracy, building economic opportunity, increasing sustainability efforts, and focusing on the development of technology will remain crucial for a prosperous transatlantic relationship and democratic world. In their report, NextGen members outline their perspectives and provide concrete policy recommendations to today’s leaders.

Please join the Aspen Institute’s International Partners NextGen Network, in partnership with Microsoft, to hear expert panelists discuss the report’s policy recommendations and learn about the next generation’s perspectives.

Key Remarks:

Federica Mogherini, Rector of the College of Europe,
Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and VP of the European Commission (2014-2019)


Beatriz Camacho Ávila, Manager for Southern Europe for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Casper Klynge, Vice President of European Government Affairs for Microsoft

Adrian Shahbaz, Director of Technology and Democracy for the Freedom House

Moderated by Suzanne Lynch, Co-Author of Brussels Playbook for POLITICO